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Music Appreciation

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SleeplessinSoCal

(9,299 posts)
Sun Dec 24, 2023, 04:29 AM Dec 2023

Just heard a potent new artist - to me. [View all]

We're watching The Americana Awards on PBS. Allison Russel just blew us away. All female band and she playing the banjo. The words!! The beat! Sit up and give me your impression of this: "Eve Was Black".

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"Eve was Black, haven't you heard?
The Mother of All was Dark and Good
Eve was Black, didn't you know?
Is that why you hate my Black Skin so?
Is that why you hate my Black Skin so?

Does it remind you of what you lost?
Do you hate or do you lust?
Do you despise or do you yearn?
To return, to return, to return

Back to the Motherland
Back to the Garden
Back to your Black Skin
Back to the Innocence
Back to the shine you lost
When you enslaved your Kin

Why do you try to touch my hair?
Do you hope to find a blessing there?
Why do you try to keep me down?
Do you hope to sow this barren ground
With my black blood, black magic blood
With my black blood, black magic blood

Do I remind you of what you lost?
Do you hate or do you lust?
Do you despise or do you yearn?
To return, to return, to return

Back to the Motherland
Back to the Garden
Back to your Black Skin
Back to the Innocence
Back to the shine you lost
When you enslaved your Kin

What do you hope for as you tie the rope?
What do you hope for as you hoist me up?
What do you hope for as you watch me swing?
Will the Witness Tree Salvation bring?

Do I remind you of what you lost?
Do you hate or do you lust?
Do you despise or do you yearn?
To return, to return, to return

Back to the Motherland
Back to the Garden
Back to your Black Skin
Back to the Innocence
Back to the shine you lost
When you enslaved your Kin

Oh my Sister, oh my Brother
Oh my Mother, oh my Father
Oh my Cousin, all my pale Kin
Can't wash this sin
Can't wash this sin
Can't wash this sin
With more Black Blood
With more Black Blood"


I'm struggling to understand the difference between Americana, Folk and Country music. I'm just glad there are enough categories for all the wonderful talent
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